Hidden Histories book


73 in stock

Hidden Histories uncovers the stories of the 204 servicemen who lost their lives during the First World War and are commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission War Memorial and buried in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

A4 sized, 240 pages – the book weighs over 1kg and has at least 1 page on each of the men. Scroll down for the book’s full description.

Delivery options:

Postage and packaging within the UK: £4.50
or free collection from The Soanes Centre, Mile End, E3 4PX

Outside of the UK:
Please email contact@fothcp.org to find out the cost of delivery outside of the UK

73 in stock


Hidden Histories follows the lives of servicemen who were born in the East End, but also those from Canada, Australia and New Zealand who never returned home. In many cases their lives have been traced for the first time, the result of over two years genealogical research by the heritage team of the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and volunteers who joined the Heritage Lottery funded project.

‘Hidden Histories brilliantly reconstructs the stories of the men whose names are inscribed on the City and Tower Hamlets War Memorial as victims of the Great War. The book is not just an eloquent commemoration of forgotten lives; it is an indispensable contribution to the social history of the East End.’
– Professor Jerry White, Birkbeck, author of Zeppelin Nights. London in the First World War (2014).

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